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06-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #61
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In view of all this interest, I will graciously let my FA 20mm f/2.8 go for $1,299.

I know, I know, I'm too kind and generous, so please take it off my hands before I change my mind.



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In view of all this interest, I will graciously let my FA 20mm f/2.8 go for $1,299.

I know, I know, I'm too kind and generous, so please take it off my hands before I change my mind.



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you don't have to rub it on

to be honest if this is what it will be coming to. there is no reason not to get the 21mm

20mm on FF is VERY wide... too wide for me
on FF my 31mm will be my wide lens

if this lens will become a collectible lens then its not for me any more ... I need a wide lens for heavy duty work
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I feel your pain, Red. With the advent of DSLRs Pentax should have increased production of some of it's FF lenses such as this one. How long did it take them to market the 21mm pancake? Too long.
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I feel your pain, Red. With the advent of DSLRs Pentax should have increased production of some of it's FF lenses such as this one. How long did it take them to market the 21mm pancake? Too long.
If they did stick to the fa line wouldn't they be acting against the premise of APS-C?

I'd say having the DA limited line now really sets pentax apart from the competitors. As a film user I do feel sad that many FF lenses are not produced anymore, but also grateful that the DA limiteds are now available thanks to Pentax putting resources onto them.

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I got this lens

last night I won the bid on eBay.
The lens is not in the most beautiful shape as you can see.
but the seller promised me that the glass is in excellent condition


now the restoration session begin .
I will try to do my best and invest a little more to remove the scratches from the plastic

I would also like to get the original lens hood : Pentax MH-RB 67mm
so if you have an idea where I can get one please let me know
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
I got this lens

last night I won the bid on eBay.
The lens is not in the most beautiful shape as you can see.
but the seller promised me that the glass is in excellent condition


now the restoration session begin .
I will try to do my best and invest a little more to remove the scratches from the plastic

I would also like to get the original lens hood : Pentax MH-RB 67mm
so if you have an idea where I can get one please let me know
Eheh congrats
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Eheh congrats
Ha yeah and thanks for all the great supports and tips I got!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by redpigeons Quote
I got this lens

last night I won the bid on eBay.
The lens is not in the most beautiful shape as you can see.
but the seller promised me that the glass is in excellent condition


now the restoration session begin .
I will try to do my best and invest a little more to remove the scratches from the plastic

I would also like to get the original lens hood : Pentax MH-RB 67mm
so if you have an idea where I can get one please let me know
How are you going to fix the scratches? Are you going to use it on a Pemtax film camera? If not, then remember to purchase a hood for a 30mm lens, not 20mm.

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How are you going to fix the scratches? Are you going to use it on a Pemtax film camera? If not, then remember to purchase a hood for a 30mm lens, not 20mm.
I am still looking for a place that can polish the lens
I am also checking product like Ipod cleaners and so on

maybe I will send it to keh or camerarepair.com

in any way not sure yet if you guys have any suggestions t will be great

and good to know about the lens hood.. do you have a model that you can recommend ? it a 67mm filter size
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I am still looking for a place that can polish the lens
I am also checking product like Ipod cleaners and so on

maybe I will send it to keh or camerarepair.com

in any way not sure yet if you guys have any suggestions t will be great

and good to know about the lens hood.. do you have a model that you can recommend ? it a 67mm filter size
I've never thought about getting a hood for mine, so cannot recommend anything. As far as scratches go, mine has similar scratches to yours on the body, but I don't worry about them. However, if you manage to fix yours, let me know how!
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I called camera repair.
they say they could do it but the suggested not to since its not the original coating.
some one on the lieca forum suggested to use pledge or a very fine scratch removal for Ipods I might try that (on a different plastic first) and see how does it work
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Congratulations, redpigeons.
The most important part is that the glass is in excellent condition.
The 'scared' exterior might add to the look of the experienced street photographer .
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I looked at my FA35/2 because it seems to have a similar finish. It's amazing how many scratches my lens has picked up in only 15 months since it was new. I guess I should treat it better. I'm not bothering to make my lens look better; it won't stay that way.

The Ipod scratch remover sounds like the best possibility to me, since it looks like the surface is plastic and that stuff is not likely to have ingredients likely to ruin plastic or migrate. A polishing compound meant for car paint might work. Those are available in finer and coarser grades, so you can remove deeper scratches faster with coarse stuff, then use the finer grades for a final finish. It is not always clear what products are true polishing compounds to create a smooth surface and what are waxes to go over an already smooth surface. And since they are meant for cars, they might not be perfect for other uses.
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